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"recycle rally"

Let's win BIG in Recycle Rally this year! 

Here's how you can help:  

 
Bring your aluminum and plastic recycling to school to benefit our students! Not only do our students benefit from the prizes available in this contest but post 9-11 veterans with disabilities also benefit.
 
  • Please separate your plastic and aluminum and place your bags in the large bins located by the back parking lot.  One is labeled “Plastic” and the other “Aluminum”
  • Collect from your home, your workplace, your neighbors.
  • The plastic we want is PET#1.  Most transparent liquid containers are PET #1.
For more information about Recycle Rally and to view our standing in the competition visit 
Race to the top of the Leaderboard. This year’s Collection Contest Top 25 cash prize awards are anyone’s game! The leaderboard is now live and the contest is officially underway. 

Going Even Greener at CPCS- Here are ways you can help!

Have you met the CPCS Bag Monster, foe of the Green Queen?  He is a monster covered with 350 plastic shopping bags, which is the number of plastic shopping bags the average American uses in a year.  There is good news though!  Bag Monster has changed his ways now that he attends CPCS.  The Bag Monster, alongside the Green Queen and CPCS students are taking part in the TREX Plastic Recycling Challenge.  This company uses nothing but plastic for its TREX decking boards!  So start sending in the following plastic and make it count for CPCS!"Reduce Reuse Recycle"

  • Bread bags
  • Case overwrap 
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper sleeves  
  • Ice bags
  • Wood pellet bags
  • Ziplock and other reclosable bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Salt bags
  • Cereal bags 
  • (all plastic must be clean, dry and free of food residue)

Questions can be directed to the Bag Monster This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

TREX RECYCLING PROGRAM

Our TREX recycling program has begun. Second grade collects plastic grocery bags and competes with other schools to collect the most plastic. This year we are going to try something different!  While we are still keeping track of bags collected, we'd like to challenge families to use FEWER grocery bags and MORE reusable bags! By collecting plastic grocery bags at school, we have kept over 1,000 pounds of plastic out of our landfills and that is GREAT!  But let's do even better by taking our own bags to stores and keeping even MORE plastic bags out of our landfills!

Beginning in SEPTEMBER you may still send in your clean, dry, plastic bags and other plastic to CPCS -OR- you may drop it off at one of the locations below and simply e-mail any 2nd grade teacher with the amount dropped off (in pounds). We still plan to weigh and track how much plastic collected. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  NEW THIS YEAR: IF your family consistently uses reusable bags, e-mail us with your child's first and last name, and grade and we will recognize a few families each week at Community Gathering. Though we may not "win" the TREX competition, it's still a win if we are using less plastic!

MARYLAND: Food Lion, Giant Eagle, Giants, Harris Teeter, Kohl’s, Martins, Redner’s Markets, Safeway, Target, Weis, MASSAC 

Thanks for helping to reduce our use of plastic!

The 2nd Grade Team